Women's Foundation Short

We took the same great fit and comfort of our Signature Short and sought where we could make the short more affordable without generally compromising quality. A new lightweight, recycled fabric gives balanced compression and an opaque finish. With the same leg gripper and trims found on the Signature and a high-density chamois, these shorts provide excellent support in a slightly thinner form - perfect for shorter distances or the mid-week lunch ride. With all that packed in, the Foundation is a premium bib short at a not-so-premium price.


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  • 78% Recycled nylon fabric with Extra Life Lycra: balanced compression & breathability, comfort and longevity
  • High Gauge for excellent recovery and second skin fit
  • 5-Panel design: anatomically cut, compressive and supportive to enhance performance
  • Foundation chamois, developed with Elastic Interface for excellent mid-distance comfort & support
Materials & Care

Fabric Content

78% Polyamide,22% Elastane

Made in AL

Caring for your cycling gear properly will extend its life and maintain its performance, fit and quality. Its important to consider these instructions carefully. While we stand behind the quality of our apparel, not adhering to these instructions will void our warranty against manufacturing & defects. 

We strongly recommend washing your new gear before wearing it. Youll find that your apparel will soften, and fit & comfort will improve after washing - especially with bibs & shorts. 

Machine wash cool, 86F (30C) with like colors: Cooler temps maintain better longevity for your apparel. Like colors, especially lights, will remain more vibrant when washed with like colors. 

Use mild detergent. Do not bleach or dry clean: Strong detergents & bleach can break down the fibers and elastane in the garment, dramatically reducing its life. 

Close all fastenings: this goes also for other garments mixed in with your cycling apparel. Velcro closures or clasps can catch on stitching or trim and damage your garments. 

Lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry: Do not put your cycling apparel in the dryer. Even on low heat. Dont do it. Heat can damage fabric, elastic and heat transfer logos very easily. Lycra (Elastane) is used throughout our garments to provide compression and support and is susceptible to damage from heat and can irreparably damage your apparel.

Return Policy

The Velocio Signature Guarantee

The Velocio Signature Guarantee underscores our mission to create a better cycling experience. We believe that riding in our gear is the best proof of our commitment to quality and performance. Therefore, we stand behind everything we make. Try any of our products for 30 days to ensure it meets your needs. Wear it. Ride in it. Wash it. We believe it will provide a better riding experience. If you are not 100% satisfied with your Velocio product, you may return it within 30 days of receiving the product.

See our complete return policy


Women's Fit Guide

All Velocio Equipment is designed to fit while in riding position, maximizing the performance of the apparel for its intended purpose. The chart below is a guide to help determine your optimum size.

There is purposely overlap at the outside ranges for each size, allowing you to fine-tune your fit. If your size falls into these overlapping portions, choose the smaller size for a more tailored performance fit, or the larger size for a standard fit.

Still trying to figure it out or need help? Email us at service@velocio.cc and we’ll be happy to answer any questions. Remember that our Signature Guarantee also backs every piece.



Women's Size Guide

All Velocio Equipment is designed to fit while in riding position. Please refer to the Velocio Fit Guide to find the proper size.

Use the following measurements in the table below to cross reference your size with the size of Velocio garments. For a reference on how these should fit and what size you should purchase, refer to the fit guide.



Size Chest Waist Hip


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Candice D.
United States United States

Bike Shorts

I do most of my biking indoors and these shorts are a game changer. No chafing with these. I got one pair as a gift, and immediately bought another pair. I feel they run small so if you're on the fence - go a size up.

  • Product fit Runs small
  • Size purchased M
Mrs. O
United States United States

much smaller than expected.

I'm 5'2"105 lbs -- the size chart says, I'm right in the middle of the "XS". Ordered. I couldn't get these over my hips - as soon as they came out of the package, they looked like they would fit a 4th grader. :-). I'm not sure how well they work bc I never got them on. Definitely size up if you're ordering. In EVERYTHING I ordered in XS was way too tight -- like uncomfortable tight...not race fit tight. Size up my friends.

  • Size purchased july 2020
  • Product fit Runs small


Thanks for the feedback Mrs. O! All of our clothing is designed to be compressive as there are many beneifts to it in cycling. We definetely recommend using the Dimension Details size chart, as different body shapes might require sizing up or down accordingly after using the height/weight table. But we're glad you were able to take advantage of our Signature Guarantee! Let us know if you need anything else! service@velocio.cc

United States United States

Less expensive Velacio shorts - not worth it

These are almost the most uncomfortable cycling shorts I've ever worn. The fabric has almost no stretch, which makes they stiff to put on, and not terribly comfortable to wear. Also, the waistband doesn't sit at the waist.



Sorry to hear you are not satisfied with the Foundation Shorts. We do offer a 30-Day Signature Guarantee on all our products, so if you haven't already, please reach out to service@velocio.cc and we'll take care of you.

United States United States

Great bike shorts!

My friend Devin recommended these chamois to me. They arrived promptly and service was great. I am 5'11" and ordered a XL. They are very slightly snug but are not too small. The fit and padding are super comfortable! I am planning on buying another pair.

  • Product fit Runs small
  • Size purchased XL
United States United States

Absolutely Fantastic

Superb quality material and excellent feel!

  • Size purchased XXL
  • Product fit Runs small




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